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decompressverb

uk   us   /ˌdiː.kəmˈpres/
[I or T] to ​reduce in ​pressure or ​return to the ​originallowerpressure, or to ​cause something to do this: If a ​planewindowbreaks, the ​cabin will ​rapidly decompress. specialized computing [I or T] to ​return to the ​originalsize, or to ​cause something to do this: The ​computerchipcompresses and decompresses a ​colourimage in less than a second. [I, I or T] mainly US informal to ​relax: After two ​weeks' ​hiking we'll need a few ​days to decompress.
(Definition of decompress from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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decompressverb [T]

uk   us   /ˌdiːkəmˈpres/
IT to ​change a ​computerfile that has been made ​smaller back to its ​originalsize: Zipped ​filesrequire a ​specialprogram to ​extract or decompress the ​data or ​information.
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decompression
noun [U]
data decompression
(Definition of decompress from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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